Mesothelioma: Find a Mesothelioma Expert

Our multidisciplinary mesothelioma team is recognized worldwide for its experience in treating these rare cancers. The team includes specialists in surgery, medical oncology, pathology, nursing, and social work. Working together, we establish the optimal treatment course for each individual patient.

We have regularly scheduled meetings to review each patient’s case and formulate an overall treatment plan.

Select from the list below to learn more about our mesothelioma specialists, their education, training, board certifications, current publications, and specific areas of clinical expertise.

Pleural Mesothelioma: Surgery

Prasad S. Adusumilli, MD
Prasad S. Adusumilli
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Service
Pictured: Bernard Park
Bernard J. Park
Deputy Chief of Clinical Affairs, Thoracic Service
Valerie W. Rusch, MD, FACS -- Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers
Valerie W. Rusch
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Surgery; Miner Family Chair in Intrathoracic Cancers

Pleural Mesothelioma: Medical Oncology

Pictured: Lee Krug
Lee M. Krug
Deputy Chief, Thoracic Oncology Service
Pictured: Marjorie G. Zauderer
Marjorie G. Zauderer

Pleural Mesothelioma: Radiation Oncology

Pleural Mesothelioma: Pathology

Pictured: Marc Ladanyi
Marc Ladanyi
Acting Chief, Molecular Diagnostics Service; William J. Ruane Chair in Molecular Oncology
William D. Travis, MD
William D. Travis
Director, Thoracic Pathology

Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Surgery

Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Medical Oncology

Peritoneal Mesothelioma: Radiation Oncology

Social Work


Nurses play an important role in caring for patients at Memorial Sloan Kettering and are often the members of the treatment team with whom you will have the most contact. Your nurses bring extraordinary knowledge, experience, and expertise to your care because they specialize in helping people with your particular type of cancer. Your nurses will help you through your experience at Memorial Sloan Kettering whether you are being treated in the hospital or as an outpatient.

Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering collaborate with doctors and other members of your patient care team to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. The nurses on your team provide a range of services — administering therapies, monitoring your treatment and watching out for side effects, educating you and your family about what to expect during treatment, and offering emotional support. Nurses also help coordinate your appointments, communicate important information to various members of your patient care team, and keep track of other details related to your treatment. Nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering maintain a patient-centered focus, placing your needs and preferences first.